Coach Waddell is starting her third year here at Pine Tree. She graduated from Atlanta High School where she lettered in volleyball, basketball, and softball. Coach Waddell attended East Texas Baptist University where she played volleyball and softball. She received her B.S.E. from ETBU in 1999 with a major in kinesiology and a minor in history. Coach Waddell is excited about continuing the growth of the Lady Pirate softball program. . Go Pirates!!
I am blessed to be entering my third year coaching in the Pine Tree school district and completing nine years of teaching. I have been lucky to work with some of the best men and women in East Texas while here at Pine Tree. I consider each man and woman on our coaching staff, family. I am fortunate because I get to work with 7th-12th graders on a daily basis whether in the classroom or on the playing field. I teach 7th grade Texas History at Pine Tree Junior HIgh while co-leading the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Anybodys). I am from Marshall, TX and attended East Texas Baptist University, so this is HOME for me.
I enjoy what the Pineywoods has to offer as I enjoy fishing, hunting, and playing golf when I'm not at school. I also have two brothers and a sister. A niece (Harper) and two nephews (Cannon and Stetson), have my heart and never cease to amaze me. I love the Texas Rangers and Texas Longhorns and try to at least catch a game or two.
God leading me back to East Texas was total providence and I'm so glad I listened! Pine Tree is moving towards excellence and I'm glad to be along for the ride.
Coach Halcumb is a Pine Tree graduate who will be teaching 5th/6th grade Physical Education at Pine Tree Middle School and coaching 7th grade volleyball and basketball. She will also be assisting with softball. Coach Halcumb has coached at Gladewater (volleyball and basketball) where she coached volleyball into the playoffs; and also at Overton (volleyball, basketball and softball) where she lead softball to the playoffs 2 years.